Friday, October 27, 2006

Tribute to a legend

Northern Ireland soccer legend George Best is to be immortalised on one million commemorative £5 bank notes.

The Ulster Bank is to issue the limited edition notes as a tribute to the footballing genius next month to mark the first anniversary of his death.

They will show Best in both his Northern Ireland and Man Utd strips.

The finalised artwork for the notes was unveiled at the bank's Belfast headquarters by chief executive Cormac McCarthy on Thursday.

Members of the Best family and representatives of the George Best Foundation - the footballer's father Dickie Best and sister Barbara McNarry - were present to see the notes for the first time.

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